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Charles C. Haynes, First Amendment Center senior scholar
Religious-liberty issues, religion in public life, First Amendment in schools

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    David L. Hudson Jr., First Amendment scholar
    Various topics including K-12 public school student expression, free speech on public college campuses, Internet & First Amendment, arts & free expression, adult entertainment, advertising & First Amendment, libel & defamation, and some issues in religious liberties and assembly

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    Gene Policinski, vice president/executive director, First Amendment Center

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    Avern Cohn, senior district judge for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (article written with Bryan Anderson)
    Public displays & mottos

    Ronald K.L. Collins
    Various free-speech topics and The First Amendment Library

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    Robert Corn-Revere, lawyer, Davis Wright Tremaine
    Internet & First Amendment

    John Ferguson, former First Amendment Center religious-liberty attorney
    School vouchers

    Robert Justin Goldstein, professor, Oakland University

    Kermit L. Hall,Ā president, University at Albany
    Free speech on public college campuses

    Bruce E.H. Johnson, lawyer, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Advertising & First Amendment

    Judith S. Kaye, chief judge, New York Court of Appeals
    Press freedom in state constitutions

    Douglas Lee, lawyer, Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger & Lee
    Press freedom, some topics in freedom of information

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    Lee Levine, lawyer, Levine Sullivan & Koch
    Freedom of the press

    Tony Mauro, First Amendment Center legal correspondent
    Campaign finance

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    Paul K. McMasters, former Freedom Forum First Amendment ombudsman
    Freedom of information, libraries & First Amendment

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    Claire Mullally, lawyer and contributing writer
    Banned books, free-exercise clause

    Adam Newton, lawyer and contributing writer
    flag-burning, freedom of association, petition

    Ken Paulson, president and chief operating officer, the Freedom Forum and the Newseum.

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    Robert S. Peck, president, Center for Constitutional Litigation
    "The First Amendment & Advocacy of Violence: An Overview"

    Lori Potter, partner, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
    Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation ("SLAPPs")

    Craig R. Smith, communication professor, California State University - Long Beach
    Violence & media

    Rodney A. Smolla, dean, Washington and Lee University School of Law
    Freedom of speech

    Oliver Thomas, religious-liberty expert
    Charitable choice/faith-based initiatives

    David C. Vladeck, associate professor, Georgetown University Law Center
    Freedom of information

    Howard M. Wasserman, assistant professor of law, Florida International University College of Law
    Fan profanity

    John Witte Jr., professor of law, Emory University
    Religious liberty

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